Universal Access To All Knowledge
Home Donate | Store | Blog | FAQ | Jobs | Volunteer Positions | Contact | Bios | Forums | Projects | Terms, Privacy, & Copyright
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Apr 14, 2009 4:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

You're right. I noticed that just from sampling the downloads here on the archive. Jerry would have played at least one song, by the time these guys busted into the Music Never Stopped. Same story with the introduction to Shakedown Street. I never tried the ret of it because these guys just aren't focused enough for my tastes...

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: elkdog Date: Apr 14, 2009 4:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

That's how I felt about their last 2 tours- they sound like a good band, but not one I'd end up obsessed about. A fun night to be sure, but every jam kind of feels the same, with less dynamism to the music. I felt that way about some of the Phil shows when he had Warren Haynes and Jimmy Herring holding down the guitar spot. My big confession here is that I really only like Warren in the Gov't Mule context- in ABB I'm always waiting for Derek Trucks' solos, and I like Phil's band now better than the 2001-2005 incarnation; actually I love Phil's band now.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: BobsShortShorts Date: Apr 14, 2009 5:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

I enjoyed Jackie`s jams with Phil...esp a few franklins I heard...the young fellow is a interesting picker....

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Muundo Date: Apr 14, 2009 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

I will be the first to admit that I too love the current version of Phil's band...mainly because of Jackie. I was really sorry when I saw that Jackie wasn't going to be a part of "The Dead" tour.

First of all Jackie's vocals on Jerry's songs makes so much sense compared to either Phil or Bob. Secondly, I think Jackie would have brought a freshness to the group which I haven't quite heard yet in either the Inauguration show (terrible), the Taxi Cab Shows (gimmicky) or Greensboro (brief flashes of possibility).

To compare The Dead (circa 2009) to the Grateful Dead with Jerry is absurd. Its just not a fair or reasonable comparison. I do feel that the boys need to do something though to make this FRESH. Otherwise this will be nothing more than a nostalgia trip. Jackie would have been a means to that FRESHNESS but I still have faith that these shows WILL have their special moments...just manage your expectations, this is not Spring '77!

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Apr 14, 2009 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

maybe they should ask john kadlecik of dark star orchestra he has the grateful dead songs down packed the leads also!! mmmm??? its still early in the tour i'm sure the dead train wil be rolling hard and high!!in the next few weeks!! http://www.darkstarorchestra.net/NEWSITE/HTML/dso.php?sec=band&;cat=1&id=1

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: sambonk2 Date: Apr 14, 2009 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

I dont think they want to "mimic"Jerry...John does a great job going the Garcia thing, and sometimes jaw dropping.All though I agree that Warren is not the Answer,Steve Kimock would make Plenty of sense,but he does not sing lead.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: liranfa Date: Apr 14, 2009 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

Remind me not to invite any of you to my next show. I will say this......enjoy what you got while you got it. You think Phillies fans miss Harry Calas today? Phil Lesh is 69 and the rest aren't far behind.

....and if they wanted to get a Garcia clone, there's HUNDREDS out there. I've played with many of them.

I thought I was done but reading some of you who are actually complaining about the jams between songs reminds me of the old days....remember shows where you would get a Truckin'>Black Peter>Around>JBGoode finish? All I heard was "They never jam anymore"......lmao.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: L.A. Women Date: Apr 14, 2009 7:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

If this is the last tour they do they should have found someway to get Hornsby out there...

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: liranfa Date: Apr 14, 2009 10:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

Now that's something I agree with. :)

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Ole Uncle John Date: Apr 14, 2009 11:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'The Dead' are Leaderless

If there are any fans of 'The Dead' who think the criticism, comparison with The Grateful Dead and pining for Jerry is too much,Why not try posting on the Archive's Live Music forum.

After all you ARE in The Grateful Dead section now ;)